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Museum of Samoa, Apia

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Browse a huge collection of Samoan artifacts and historical images at Museum of Samoa. The museum focuses on the country's culture, history, and nature. Check out the environment room to see photos of endangered or extinct birds as well as old methods of fishing. Next, head to the Pacific room to learn about Samoa's history as far back as the colonial era. This collection features artifacts like carvings, pearl necklaces, and silverware pulled from German warships caught in an 1889 hurricane. Don't miss the display on Samoan tattoos, where you can learn about their importance in the country's culture. Make Museum of Samoa a part of your Upolu vacation plans using our Upolu travel route app .
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  • September 22, 2017
    This place is not well publicized and could be better maintained but I think it's worth a visit especially if you're an NZ'er with an interest in our pacific history. I had no idea about our past rela...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    The gallery spaces are all air conditioned but smell quite mouldy. Lots of the exhibits have been vandalised by visitors. They need a hand to fix the Museum up a bit.  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    Was a bit light on exhibits but did give a reasonable overview of Samoa's history and it's occupation \/ co-habitation by the Americans, Germans and British  more »
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  • August 29, 2017
    Small but informative. Would be good to have a book for purchase to remember the visit.
  • April 25, 2017
    Small museum, not much there. The lower levels has items from Samoan life and culture while the upper level focuses mainly on the period when Samoa was an NZ colony and how independence was gained. A quick glimpse into Samoa's past.
  • September 20, 2016
    visited it in August 2016. not much to look at from the outside but great inside. several air conditioned rooms with good informative displays, well written and presented. we really enjoyed our time there and the understanding of Samoa we received.

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